Search Results: "Angela Farris Watkins"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"This attractive title is infused with a dominant aura of faith and devotion to God's work; it should be useful in Sunday school settings and as a pictorial supplement. (foreword by Andrew Young, afterword of beatitudes, brief biographies of contributors, index) (Essays. 12-18)"
Family and friends remember Dr. King as a role model and dedicate themselves to his mission. Read full book review >

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LOVE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH by Angela Farris Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A heartfelt sermon, but useful only as a supplement. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Lessons for life presented by Dr. King's niece. Read full book review >

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MY UNCLE MARTIN'S BIG HEART by Angela Farris Watkins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This unusual perspective and the dramatic art make this a worthwhile addition to the ever-growing MLK collection. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Martin Luther King's niece offers a child's-eye tribute to her famous uncle, whom she remembers as warm and loving, a man with a loud voice who enjoyed a good laugh. Read full book review >

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MY UNCLE MARTIN'S WORDS FOR AMERICA by Angela Farris Watkins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though picture books about Dr. King by his family members and others abound, this stands out for its graceful, age-appropriate treatment of the Movement. (glossary, bibliography, books for young readers, index) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Following My Uncle Martin's Big Heart (2010), this effort focuses more on King's work to end segregation than his life as a family man. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers themselves are apt to feel seduced and abandoned when they find that none of the best storylines from the openingor the exciting pacesurvive once the novel passes through the plantation gates. (Literary Guild selection)"
Farris's latest (Sacrifice, 1994, etc.) opens at a frantic pace, seeming ready to move in two or three different directions, promising action and intrigue, then unexpectedly transforms itself into a sort of southern gothic romance. Dr. Joe Bryce makes his living by seducing and defrauding rich women, using the proceeds to live a carefree life in the Caribbean aboard his yacht. Read full book review >

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SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Farris beautifully evokes ho-hum small-town southern life—his situation humor is so real, it's surreal—and Greg Walker is an intriguing character, but when he travels south of the border his story runs out of steam."
Farris (Fiends, 1990, etc.) concocts a thriller whose pitch-perfect middle Americanisms initially give credibility to its lurid plot. Read full book review >

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Theological Times by James Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A thoughtful consideration of the way modern philosophy has influenced Christian theology."
A philosophical reflection on the author's engagement with modern theological scholarship. Read full book review >

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THE FURY AND THE POWER by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2003

"Strong cliché-free style, wondrous detail, and gifted moments show Farris chained by genre, a Bernini carving in soap. Great for the fans. Avenging Fury ahead."
Third in Farris's Fury series—The Fury and then (25 years later) The Fury and the Terror (2001)—again involving doppelgängers.Read full book review >

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SOON SHE WILL BE GONE by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 1997

"Like the summer's action flicks: marvelous visuals, little substance."
Serial-kidnapper psychodrama set in the privileged precincts of the very wealthy, by the ever assured Farris (Dragonfly, 1995, etc.), a master of pitch-perfect dialogue be it backcountry or Manhattan art world. Read full book review >

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KENNEDY AND REAGAN by Scott Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fresh, welcome view of two much-revered leaders."
An engrossing "comparative biography" of two presidents who remain enduringly popular. Read full book review >

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YOU DON’T SCARE ME by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"A chilling ride in which the action never flags, with an oddly constructed script-like climax and wholly unexpected gem of an ending."
Teenaged math genius Chase Emrick's been on the run since she was 14, but she's never more than a step ahead of the evil presence that's already claimed everyone important in her life. Read full book review >